Growth Think Tank (fka "Leaders in the Trenches")

Leadership is shifting. It is more than just a pandemic that is changing how we lead. The future of leadership development requires us to adapt. My guest today is Ryan Estis. Ryan is one of the top professional speakers on the topic of leadership and Sales Leadership. We talk about the future of leadership development. Ryan looks at the need for adaption in today's work environment. Join me in this interview to discover the truths about the future of leadership development.

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Attention Leaders: You have likely felt overscheduled before. If the old strategies are not working, discover how to manage your time as a leader in new ways. My guest today is John Hall, Co-founder at Calendar.com. Calendar.com is more than a tool to improve your calendar. It is a way to get a grip on your life. Johns shares a new way to manage your time as a leader by sharing the data behind your schedule. John will give you insight into what works and doesn't work to manage your time.

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You can't be in just the forest or the clouds. Leadership is about balancing being in both. Today, I share with you about being in the details of work and doing the visionary work. Discover why Leadership is about balancing these activities. Inside this video, you will get an insight into how to balance your time so that you can connect with your people and lead the people to the future.

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Setting up a culture that centers on collaboration has become a critical factor for success. Today, we look at how to improve teamwork across your culture. Our guest is Scott Schwalbe, CEO, and Co-founder of Nimbelink. This company was ranked #1818 on the 2020 Inc 5000 list. Nimbelink connects machines through innovative cellular technology to get the data. Scotts shares his insights on how to improve teamwork. One aspect of this interview is the importance of transparency when it comes to collaboration. Discover steps that you can use in your journey of how to improve teamwork.

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You know that team culture is essential to long-term company growth. Given the pressure of COVID to work from home, you may be thinking about leading an effective remote team culture. It takes intention and creativity to have an effective remote team culture. My guest today is Art Saxby, CEO of Chief Outsiders. His company was ranked #3775 in the 2020 Inc 5000 list. They have been honored on the Inc 5000 list seven consecutive times since 2014. Chief Outsiders provides marketing strategy to mid-market companies. They have had a mostly remote culture from the start of the company. Join us today to discover elements of an effective remote team culture that you can ethically steal.

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Seth Godin writes one of the most-read blogs in the world. He writes about marketing mostly, but his mind is sharp and filled with wisdom. I did a full interview with Seth Godin on Leadership that was profound. I thought you would enjoy a summary of this interview on the three insights from Seth Godin on Leadership. There is a quote at the start of this video that is extremely powerful.

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Recently my team and I developed training on the top 3 fixable mistakes when building a team of A-players. This comes from the research I have done with over 530 Inc 5000 companies where I interviewed Founders and CEOs of those companies. We were able to distill everything down into ten fundamentals of building a team of A-players. Interestingly, these companies are growing at insane rates by doing something different from their peers. Building a team of A-players is not a short term fix, but it is the essential aspect of scaling growth through today’s uncertainty. Join us for the special 600th episode where I am NOT hosting the interview. You are in for a special treat...listen to the interview to find out what it is.

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When you decide to empower your people, you have to stop micromanaging. You know that micromanaging is not effective in leadership, but often you feel like you have to overlook the work of your team members. Stop micromanaging if you want to create a team that thinks for themselves. The guest today is Loren Brill, Founder, and CEO at Sweet Loren's. The healthy cookie company was #114 on the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Loren shares how her company has grown fast. She had to learn to stop micromanaging in this journey. Listen in to the show if you want to stop micromanaging.

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Is it possible you have not been delegating the right way? Leadership requires many skills. Delegating the right way is one that will allow you to make a bigger impact. Today, I share with you how to delegate the right way. Discover how you can shift your skills in leadership that allows for more effective delegation.

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The pathway to creating a billion-dollar company can take many paths. Today’s guest is billionaire Tom Golisano, Founder at Paychex. Tom Golisano is the best selling author of “Built, Not Born.” He shares part of his journey of leadership that created the billion-dollar brand. Learn from this interview with Tom Golisano about business growth and some unconventional approaches to leadership.

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Every company requires talented people. This means you must know how to hire people the right way. Hiring is one of the more unnatural aspects of leadership. It is common to fumble your way when learning how to hire people. The guest today is Monique Bernstein, Co-founder at Universal Yums. This company was #190 on the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Monique opens up about the mistakes she and her Co-founder have made. She discusses new strategies for success in how to hire people. Monique gets real and shares candidly how you can improve your hiring process.

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Growth requires the effective execution of the right strategy. It also needs the right people to scale your organization. Many leaders emphasize getting the work done that they often forget about leading the people. Today, I share new concepts about leading the people to help you grow beyond your current level. When you begin leading the people, you will have people that think of the next innovations and process improvements. Join me for a behind the scenes look at leading the people.

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Given the current state of business, we all must be adapting to change. Leaders and the people's willingness to accept the need for change is a sign of strength and courage. When your team is adapting to change, they are willing to see opportunities to navigate forward. The guest today is Renzi Stone, CEO at Saxum. This company was #4246 on the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Renzi gives us stories about adapting to change and the benefits to the business. Join us to learn from a nine-time Inc 5000 list company leader who knows the importance of adapting to change.

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